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PHOTOS: Scenes From the Third Annual Philly Free Streets

The city gave pedestrians free reign of North Broad Street on Saturday and, by all measures, they made the most of it. Cars were barred […]

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A Guide to Road Closures and Parking Restrictions for Philly Free Streets

The city has released a list of parking restrictions and road closures for Philly Free Streets this Saturday. The event will take place along a […]

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There’s a Pop-Up Beach Coming to North Broad for Philly Free Streets

Anyone who was already looking forward to Philly Free Streets on August 11th (including me) now has another reason to get excited: The event will include […]


The Next Philly Free Streets Destination: North Broad

The third installment of the city’s popular Philly Free Streets initiative will be held on North Broad Street from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on […]

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Yoga, Zumba, Boot Camp: Here’s the Fitness Fun Happening at Philly Free Streets

Pokémon GO, which is an activity on the lineup for Philly Free Streets, isn’t exactly a universal incentive to get moving. So the event, which will […]


Philly Free Streets Will Return in October

Mark your calendars for the return of Philly Free Streets. Between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 28th, a seven-mile route in Philly […]

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One Big Way Philly’s Next Official Open Streets Event Will (Hopefully) Be Better

Back in September of 2016, Philly got its very first official open streets event, Philly Free Streets, put on by the city’s Office of Transportation […]


If Your Car Was Towed During Philly Free Streets, You’re Getting a Refund

Because Philly Free Streets doesn’t need another reason to be seen as slightly disappointing, the city will cancel all tickets issued to drivers who had their cars […]

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10 Awesome Car-Free Photos From Philly’s First-Ever Open Streets Event

In case you missed it, this past Saturday marked Philly’s first-ever open streets event, Philly Free Streets. South Street was closed to cars (well, mostly — […]

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Philly’s Big Open Streets Event Is One Big Disappointment

When I heard that this Saturday would mark the first Open Streets Philly event — they’re calling it Philly Free Streets — I was both elated […]

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The Totally Unofficial (But Super-Useful) Fitness-Filled Philly Free Streets Map

If you’ve been busy creating you master plan to tackle the 10 miles of car-free streets at Philly Free Streets this week, you’re going to […]


Mayor Kenney to Power-Walk Philly Free Streets on Saturday

Ten miles of the city’s typically traffic-ridden streets will go carless for five hours on Saturday for Philly Free Streets, a “people-powered,” health-inspired initiative. And here […]

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Philly Free Streets: Group Runs and Bike Rides to Know About

The time has come: Time for Philly’s first-ever open streets event — an event where the city will shut down a stretch of streets to […]

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Yay! Philly Free Streets Adds More Miles of Car-Free Streets to Route 

Sweet! A press release from the Mayor’s office announced today that the route for Philly Free Streets, Philly’s first official event that will close some […]

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It’s Official: Philly Is Getting a Car-Free Open Streets Event This Fall

We’ve been dreaming about getting another shot at running, jumping and biking across car-free streets like we did during Pope Francis’s visit last September for nearly a […]